2011-06-22

I Like This

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Skirt? Thrifted Shirt? Thrifted Shoes? Jeffrey Campbell via a giftcard I won Cuffs? Auction Purse? Thrifted


I am fighting the urge to ramble on uncontrolled about how much I love this outfit. I got the silk shirt for two dollars and the wool skirt for five dollars and I felt like a million dollars. That's the magic of mathematics at a thrift store.


And while mathematics is my strong point at the thrift store, it was my downfall at the auction I got these cuffs at. I forgot that you are bidding to set a price for each item, so I smugly thought I scored both of these cuffs for $20 but it turns out I had to pay $20 for each cuff. I kept my face free from disappointment though, didn't want the people to see my newbie status at the auction...


Have I told you how much I love this outfit? Oh, I have? My apologies.

76 comments :

Sarah said...

Ouch, that's like two giant bags of clothes at a thrift store. Sorry for the lame comparison,lately I've been addicted to comparing things to thrift store bags. Matt was like, let's grab fast food and I just said, " No way, that's two shirts/1/4 of a thrift store bag. I'd rather shop. I think my addiction is taking over. Help me.

Anna Jane said...

if i had this outfit, it'd be my favorite, too! LOVE.

Morgan and Lua said...

BAAM.


HOTT.


Ok see ya later.

Liz said...

I love this outfit too! You look amazing and the colours are AWESOME!!! :)

No Guilt Fashion said...

This look is a beautiful combination. It looks great photographed in a parking lot too. I would like to use one of these pictures is my feature next week about colored pencil skirts. Of course, I would post a link too. Would you mind?
No Guilt Fashion

Natasha said...

I love this outfit too!! The colours are amazing....the fit on you also amazing...and those cuffs are soooo cool!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

SWF_Terra said...

I want to sift and thrift where you sift and thrift. It would be such a gift.

I wrote that for you.

Kayla said...

Holy Crap you look fantastic! I don't blame you for wanting to ramble on, that outfit looks killer!

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

So stunning! Thrift stores rule. You rule. Those cuffs rule. LOOOOVE! x

Shey said...

Those cuffs are insane! I love them! They were kind of expensive =P I would have done the same thing are you hehehe

Nicole said...

That skirt is a perfect fit on you! So flattering. I love that outfit, too!

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw! Too bad about the pricy cuffs, but it looks like they are worth it! Plus, with the great blouse and skirt score, it evens out! You look great! What fun colors!

J'Anns Boutique said...

They look great though! love the outfit as well...colors for summer oh yea :-)

A Girl's Next Best Friend

Teri said...

WOW. I LOVE this. I've followed your blog for sometime now and am constantly impressed with your outfits, but this one...all I can say is WOW.
And I want it.

Ashley @ Pretty Clever said...

I love this outfit, but those cuffs kill me. LOVE! I'd have cringed about the auction incident myself. Just wear the heck out of 'em!

cheesepirate said...

Call me crazy, but I don't think $20 a pop for those cuffs is outrageous. They're damn awesome.

Elaine said...

I love this outfit too. And that auction bid is something I'd totally do. NEWBS 4EVA!

Francesca said...
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Francesca said...

I love the look, the colors, the shape of the top...everything! I wish I culd find a thrift store like the ones you talk about here in Italy...I wonder if they exist? sigh.


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Marie a la Mode said...

I love this! I can't believe that practically your whole outfit is thrifted! Actually I can because you're really good at thrifting : )Great color-blocking!

Style Journey said...

No wonder you love that outfit! You look amazing!

amber said...

i can see why you love this outfit!

Katie said...

woah, $20 each! crazy, but worth it! i like how you combined all these colors here. looks great!

Sal said...

Don't blame you. This outfit is undeniably lovable.

Sylvia said...

So fabulous! I love the cuffs so much.

kelsey williams said...

hey skinny minnie. those are my school colors! :)

TaimiToGetDressed said...

Man I don't know, those cuffs are worth $40. So unique and beautiful! Your outfit's color combo were my favorite colors from ages 2 to 18. I love it.

Gracey said...

Absolutely beautiful outfit. The skirt fits you perfectly and I love the color combination.

$20/cuff is pretty steep, but they really are amazing. I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of them.

Wanderlusting Fool said...

Seriously I saw the fist pic pop up on my reader and was floored. LOVE the color combo and you seriously look like a model.

Wanderlusting Fool

Leah said...

Wow, this colour combination is amazing! And you look great. The yellow road lines really make the photos pop too.

xo L.

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Ha! Those were my school colors too- but you made them gorgeous and I am so impressed with the math.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
June giveaway

eek said...

I.Love.This.Outfit.Too.

From Suns To Moons said...

People mix complementary colors (see: Christmas), but never these two! You look amazing. Yeah, you SHOULD like it. Who wouldn't?

briannelee said...

Love the bright and bold colors!

Kate said...

You look GORGEOUS! I love this. I also love the double walk the line photo! Your thrifting skills amaze me to no end. I don't know how to say this without sounding like a judgey jerk, but I love that you break the thrift stereotype when it comes to style... so many girls who are super into thrifting end up looking a bit like little house on the prairie guest stars (I'm sorry, this is so mean) but you show that vintage/thrift can look CURRENT and STYLISH and MODERN, and I love that about you.

basiccravings said...

This is a fabulous outfit!! LOVE!

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

those cuffs! totally worth the splurge! thank goodness those bright colored silk tops were so popular in the 80s, so we can all don them now :)

Mel said...

You look amazing! Love this outfit!
And that purse?? awesome!

I wish I had your thrifting skills (or at least a shred of them). I have tried thrift stores, but when I go I can't seem to find anything. :(

newpetite said...

you like it.. I LOVE IT!!! Beautiful colors and thrifted you say???!!!??? Amazing!! Love it love it! its like straight outa fashion magazine!!

myheartbeats said...

I'm going to echo pretty much everyone here and say that I LOVE THIS OUTFIT!

How do you find such gems? And style them to look so chic and effortless?

So. Jealous.

xx
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Looks and Books said...

Purple and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations! Today I'm rocking it as well, with a yellow top and vintage purple beaded necklace (the beads look like little eggplants!). They're also going to be the colors of my wedding bouquet...if and when I get a date and place.

You look stunning as always.

Nadine said...

That skirt is INSANE! Also, cuffs were totally worth the money. :)

Santina said...

Oh, you like this outfit? Is that what you said? Well, I like your legs, so there!

HollyDolly said...

PERFECT color combo. Just gorgeous.

Holly
http://hollykeenan.tumblr.com

Grace, Money Smart Fashion said...

i don't think i would have ever paired these two colors together but it is genius! and $7 for both pieces. hell yes.

Marissa said...

This whole colorblocked outfit is absolutely awesome, and to think it's mostly thrifted pieces.. you got it ALL for nearly nothing!

xx
Marissa

http://tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

Joanne said...

Absolutely love this outfit! Fierce!!

Kari Beth said...

great color combo!

Halle said...

Looking fierce, as always! And I just got a handbag just like yours! Picture here: http://dressingtothenines.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-30-for-30.html

CessOviedo said...

Awesome color blocking! The skirt fits you perfectly!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Veronica on the Verge said...

ahh. i have a yellow skirt and purpel shirt in my 30for30. i actually thrifted them the day i started, but left the skirt out until this past weekend. obviously i was planning on doing this outfit, just upside down even down to the red hair on my head. you'll have to check it out once i post it!

Please may I? said...

Can so undertand why you love it so much!

Great colour combination.

Those cuffs are stunning and so unusual.

X x

Healthy and Homemade said...

Hot outfit, love the cuffs!

caroline said...

well, i absolutely looooove this outfit too!!!! the color combination is just FABULOUS!!! and those cuffs are awesome!!

caroline - pictures & words

Dor said...

that shirt makes me simmer with jealousy. "her hungry eyes gazed upon the skirt before flicking upwards and settling on the ravishingly modest silk shirt, and instantly, she felt her cheeks flush and her heart pound. "...oh oops, too far??

Genny said...

I think the $40 is worth it for these cuffs ... nice!

Nicole said...

You are right! Very much LOVE the outfit, the colors, and even the cuffs :)

poca said...

OMG toooo tooo FUNNNNY!!!!!! I'm MID-POST in doing an outfit with the exact same COMBO!!1 AHAHAHA

Yellow top ad cobalt blue pants!!!!

ALL THRIFTED TOO....OMG, we must be on the same THRIFT-WAVELENGTH?

I just did a pre-outfit post about my PRIMARY COLOR obsession:
http://www.stylespotrun.com/2011/06/primary-color-influence.html

xoxo,
Poca
www.stylespotrun.com
Thrift Style/Thrifting Runway/Thrifting Trends

those tricks said...

You look great.
Simple.
Popping.
Bam.

Michelle said...

I crack up reading yours and Kendi's blogs on the same days, because they are so often the same. Color blocking. "Like" in your title. And you're both wearing clothes and talking about them. Craziness.

'Tia said...

This has got to be one of the BEST color blocking ensembles I have ever seen!!! And yes, it is simply amazing how a few well put together thrift store items can having you feeling like a million buck. Overprice...yeah...but still got LOVE the cuffs.

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April said...

I LOVE that outfit too!!! And yay for thrifting. I've been doing so much thrifting that I have a difficult time shopping in regular stores (because of the price differences AND uniquness{real word?} of clothing...)

Anonymous said...

Looooove those cuffs! Pricey, yea but who else are you going to see wearing them?? The outfit rocks, too - as usual.

{molly beth} said...

this outfit is amazing! i love the bold colors! girl... this is gorgeous!!!

xoxo.
http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com
[i'd love for you to stop by my 30 for 30 remix!]

Hey There Carole! said...

I agree with your assesment of your outfit... I love the colors and fit - Great job. Chalk the auction up to experience.

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Oh dude, I totally love this outfit too!

amanda said...

i love that outfit too :)

.Candy. said...

burst of colors is just ABSOLUTELY FAB!!!!

♥♥

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Natbeesfashion said...

Seriously how better can it get?!

April said...

outstanding colors!

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Emily said...

Gold, this outfit is gold. As well as your hair! No silver medals here.

Jess said...

I do not blame you for proclaiming your love for this outfit repeatedly, your outfit is fabulous. If it was mine I'd probably wear it everyday, even at the gym. Well maybe not, I'd hate to ruin it

Kyla said...

I like this, too :)

Danielle Celeste Couture said...

I LOVE this outfit, too!!

Caro said...

SOOOO FABULOUS! I adore the colors.

MsVeve said...

love the contrasting colors:)
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